Solar Newsletter | One More Time, With Feeling: GE’s Latest Approach to Energy Storage Jay Owen December 23, 2019 SRI/ESG News, Greentech, Latest Headlines TOP SOLAR NEWS FROM GTM Julian Spector | 12.12.19 One More Time, With Feeling: GE’s Latest Approach to Energy Storage After a long evolution, GE now sees integrating batteries with renewables or gas turbines as its best place to add value. David Linden and Peter Osbaldstone | 12.16.19 The State of Power Market Evolution in Europe The electricity sector has been a cornerstone of the energy transition. But with the pace of change increasing, are power markets helping or hindering? John Parnell | 12.16.19 Another Big Solar Deal for Shell — This One Down Under Oil supermajor buys 49 percent stake in Australian developer Esco Pacific a month after closing acquisition of C&I supplier ERM Power. Emma Foehringer Merchant | 12.16.19 With 2 Weeks to Go, Builders Brace for California’s 2020 Home Solar Mandate An in-depth look at the preparations and lingering controversies around California’s landmark home solar requirement. John Parnell | 12.13.19 3 Challenges for the UK Energy Sector After Johnson’s Election Victory With political gridlock broken, the energy sector will grapple with Brexit and the country’s net-zero emissions target. Jeff St. John | 12.12.19 California Seeks to Shift Major Battery Incentive Toward Fire, Blackout Resiliency CPUC proposes spending half of total $1.2 billion SGIP budget through 2024 on battery-solar systems for high-fire-risk customers. John Parnell | 12.12.19 Europe’s Energy Giants Line Up to Endorse Green Deal The power sector sees huge opportunity, while the proposed “carbon border” raises questions for EU oil and gas imports. Emma Foehringer Merchant | 12.11.19 Residential Solar Hits New Peak in US With Record Q3 Installations WoodMac said the quarterly record came amid weakness in the Northeast, traditionally a stronghold for rooftop installers. Bryan White and Chloe Holden | 12.11.19 Loanpal Now No. 1 in the Booming Solar Loan Market WoodMac finds that loans now claim a majority of the solar financing market, but third-party ownership isn’t going away anytime soon. John Parnell | 12.11.19 Moonshot Moment: Europe Announces Green Deal Among the European Commission’s plans is a carbon border, ensuring companies cannot evade carbon taxes by outsourcing their emissions. Jeff St. John | 12.11.19 3 Trends That Shaped the Grid Edge in 2019 Spotting opportunity in California’s climate crisis. Shell’s acquisition spree. Google and Amazon inside your home. It was a busy year at the grid edge. John Parnell | 12.10.19 Analysis: UK Election Shows Politicians Catching Up on Energy and Climate Something important has changed since the U.K.‘s last election: Renewable energy no longer needs subsidies. Stephen Lacey | 12.10.19 This Clean Energy Tax Pro Knows All Your Deepest Secrets This week, a special podcast episode on the secrets behind one of the best tax experts in renewable energy. Emma Foehringer Merchant | 12.10.19 One Small Step for Sunrun, One Giant Leap for Virtual Power Plants When solar adds storage, there are grid services to be had. Jeff St. John | 12.10.19 Arcadia Raises $30M to Expand Community Solar, Home Energy Platform Macquarie joins Arcadia’s list of investors as the community solar manager gets ready to push into new state markets. FEATURED WHITE PAPER Transforming Predictive Vegetation Management with Advanced Analytics Learn how The Weather Company Vegetation Management – Predict, built on IBM PAIRS Geoscope, applies predictive analytics to massive data sets to generate robust insights. Download Now ?